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MargaretR 15th September 2015 07:42 AM

EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
Press release here

Focus stacking, silent mode, advanced focus peaking, MF manual clutch disable, and lots more. *chr

Doesn't say whether it obliterates previous settings though.... :mad:

pdk42 15th September 2015 08:04 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
Wow - that's great news!!! Bravo Olympus! Silent mode (full elec shutter??), focus stacking - I can hardly wait!!!!!

Olybirder 15th September 2015 08:04 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
Wow, that is a very big update for a camera which is two years old. Well done Olympus. I am sure it will lose the current settings but it sounds as if it will be worth the trouble. :)

Ron

Zuiko 15th September 2015 08:38 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
Almost like giving us a new camera. Olympus seem to be learning fast about service and loyalty. Great news. *chr

Zuiko 15th September 2015 08:40 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
This sounds particularly interesting ...." and customizable Super Control Panel"

sdb123 15th September 2015 08:58 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
Focus stacking is a great addition...interesting to note the press release states it's only compatible with 60mm Macro, 12-40 & 40-150mm PRO lenses though.

I'd like them to update the MF clutch firmware so that focus peaking is engaged when using the clutch - unless that's covered by the Advanced Focus Peaking feature (doubt it though).

Good news for you E-M1 owners. :)

pvasc 15th September 2015 09:27 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
My oh my. I count 18 features added. I am speechless, Thank-you Olympus, Thank-you.

Sadly it looks like mine has to go to the Dr...yep rear dial sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. I think that's the common issue with this body, so no worries, I am not shocked or upset.

Bikie John 15th September 2015 09:28 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
Thanks Margaret and Beagletorque, it does indeed look interesting. And to think that I have only just upgraded from 3.0 to 3.1 and had to reset everything. Oh well, good job we're used to it.

John

pvasc 15th September 2015 09:30 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sdb123 (Post 358926)
Focus stacking is a great addition...interesting to note the press release states it's only compatible with 60mm Macro, 12-40 & 40-150mm PRO lenses though.

I'd like them to update the MF clutch firmware so that focus peaking is engaged when using the clutch - unless that's covered by the Advanced Focus Peaking feature (doubt it though).

Good news for you E-M1 owners. :)

Just checked. I turned off magnify, turned on peaking in the menu, slid the ring on the 12-40mm to MF and I had focus peaking. So it won't do it automatically, you have to go through advanced menu, (gears), A

CJJE 15th September 2015 09:33 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
Thankfully I found an Excel spreadsheet here http://www.biofos.com/mft/omd_em1_settings.html
to record all my chosen camera settings! It will make it much easier to restore them after the update:)

Chris

mikeb 15th September 2015 09:33 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
The flip side is that I suppose it means an E-M1 replacement/mk2 is a very long way off. This is just a software update. Nothing wrong with the current hardware mind, but technology marches on.

Dave in Wales 15th September 2015 09:43 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
Bl**dy Ek....I'm gobsmacked.

sdb123 15th September 2015 09:50 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pvasc (Post 358933)
Just checked. I turned off magnify, turned on peaking in the menu, slid the ring on the 12-40mm to MF and I had focus peaking. So it won't do it automatically, you have to go through advanced menu, (gears), A

I know that's the case on the 12-40 but it doesn't so on the 17mm f/1.8 regardless of whether it's enabled in the menu - was widely reported in reviews and is a bit of a PITA (of course, can be mitigated by mapping buttons, etc.).

OM USer 15th September 2015 10:40 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zuiko (Post 358921)
Almost like giving us a new camera. Olympus seem to be learning fast about service and loyalty. Great news.

Unless you have an E-M5 Mk1 of course. We are just as loyal; where are our updates?

Olybirder 15th September 2015 11:05 AM

Re: EM-1 firmware update - November 2015
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OM USer (Post 358950)
Unless you have an E-M5 Mk1 of course. We are just as loyal; where are our updates?

I suppose the thinking is that they are updating current cameras so that the lower ranges do not have features that the range toppers don't. The E-M5 II is being updated to match the E-M10 II and the E-M1 will gain the same features as the E-M5 II plus one extra to justify its flagship status.

Unfortunately, the E-M5 MkI is no longer a current camera and will no longer be supported in the same way. I suspect the same thing will apply to the E-M1 when the Mk ii version is released.

Ron


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